Proceedings

News Release

Communiqué

Ontario

Ontario Securities
Commission

20 Queen St. W.
Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2004


NOTICE OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, C. S.5, AS AMENDED

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF
MARK EDWARD VALENTINE



TORONTO - Following the hearing in this matter today, the Commission issued an order extending the temporary order of the Commission dated July 28, 2003. The extended temporary order is on the same terms and conditions as the July 28, 2003 order and is effective until the earlier of July 31, 2004 and the commencement of the hearing of the matter on the merits. The Reasons of the Panel will be released in due course.


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY


-30-

For Media Inquiries:

Eric Pelletier
Manager, Media Relations
416-595-8913

For Investor Inquiries: Call the OSC Contact Centre
(416) 593-8314
1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)